Testing

Testing

Walker Crane Services Ltd is an ALLMI (Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers) approved load testing company.

Details of the legal requirements that relate to supply and use of lorry loaders and other hydraulic equipment can be found on www.allmi.co.uk

Types of Testing

LOLER (The Lifting Operation and Lifting Equipment Regulations) requires lifting equipment to be thoroughly examined by a competent person:

  • Before first use
  • Following the repair or replacement of a structural component
  • When a change of chassis takes place
  • When removed and refitted to the original chassis

BS 7121 Part 2 – Recommendations for periodic testing and thorough examination of loader cranes are:

 

Occasion

Minimum test and thorough examination

Before being first taken into serviceFull test (Proof load test of rated capacity 125% at full radius and through the full slewing arc and a thorough examination)
Annually after being first put into serviceProof load test of rated capacity 110% at full radius and through the full slewing arc and a thorough examination
4 years after first being put into serviceFull test
8 years after first being put into serviceNon-destructive test of structure
Full test
After each structural repair or component changeFull test
When chassis is changedFull test
When crane is removed and refittedFull test

 

Periodic thorough examinations are also required for the following items:

  • In the case of equipment for lifting persons, at least every 6 months
  • A lifting accessory (e.g. slings, chains, grabs etc) at least every 6 months
  • In the case of other lifting equipment, at least every 12 months